Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers
2020 Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers Scholarship Application
The Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers is offering scholarship(s) up to $500 to graduating high school seniors and current college students that will be enrolled in a four-year college during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant needs to be pursuing an agriculture-related or environmental science-related degree and be a past or present 4-H or FFA member to be eligible for scholarship consideration. Scholarship money will be dispensed after proof of enrollment is provided and will be paid directly to the college.
The scholarship application is due April 1, 2020.
Take Our Survey!
Take the SRPF On Farm Conservation Practice Survey
SRPF is conducting a survey of members and interested farmers in the area to better understand what conservation practices are being done on the land. This survey will also help SRPF get a better sense of what metrics can be put in place to best capture desired conservation outcomes.
The survey is open to all farmers in the Sheboygan River Basin. Members must provide their full contact information. In all cases, information is strictly confidential and any summaries will be provided in aggregate.
If you have any questions while completing this survey, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
MISSION AND PURPOSE:
To test and explore farming strategies that lead to improved soil health, greater farming efficiency, sustain profitability and lessen the impact on the environment.
Members of the alliance will share information gained through field trials with fellow farmers, thus increasing the sustainability of farming across the basin.
Lastly, the group strives to foster an understanding of the role of agriculture in the community.
• Member farmers will identify the most vulnerable fields that have potential to be improved with on farm conservation methods.
• Measure soil health of fields that will act as test/demo sites.
• Commit to several years of action on individual fields to better show a shift in soil health and crop sustainability.
• Hold an annual field day at several sites to exhibit improvements and techniques.
• Work with the non-farming community to reach water quality goals and enhance the sense of community between rural and urban residents in the basin.
Will be individuals who are actively engaged in agriculture that have the ability to test out new best management practices on a portion of their owned or rented land.
Members will be eligible for financial assistance through the group to implement new practices.
Tracking and sharing the results of those experiments with other members, either at the meetings or during field days is highly encouraged.